Typographically Trịnh Reached 100
With a bit of cheating, I completed my Typographically Trịnh in 77 instead of 100 days. My patience has ran out, but I do not like leaving a project incomplete. As a result, I just wanted to get it done and out of my system.
In retrospect, it was much more challenging than I had expected. The biggest hurdle is the lack of typefaces for the Vietnamese language. I ended up reusing lots of typefaces and with different combinations. There is 21 usable typefaces in Typekit directory. Because Google Fonts has display issue in Safari, I had to abandon it. As much as I did not want to self-host the fonts, I had to in order to use some of the types in Google Fonts.
As for the content, I still have tremendous love for Trịnh’s lyrics. I am sure I could do 100 more if I wanted to. I intentionally left out all of his anti-war songs. Although he was such a great ballad songwriter, I only chose a handful of his romantic lyricism. My main interest were lyrics that has to do with life and death. I’ll definitely use this site again and again to read his words.
I need to take a break from the site, but I will come back again to tweak some of the designs. I might add in more quotes or change out quotes if I come across something inspiring. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I had creating them. Now that the project is complete. I am now turning my attention back to this blog. It will be politic as usual.